Icom 7300 Ham Radio Deluxe v6.5 Rig Control Quick Start

K0PIR

I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

27 Responses

  1. kite says:

    Thanks for this post.

  2. K4FLX says:

    I am still not getting any audio into my laptop. Coming from radio. All else works fine in software as far as controlling 7300.

  3. Terry L Hartwell says:

    I want a panadapter…….

  4. K0PIR says:

    Hi Mike,

    Thank you for commenting here and sorry to hear about the trouble.

    Is your HRD logbook connected to the HRD rig control? If not, go to the radio pane in HRDlogbook and click connect. Check the option also. HRD Rig must remain running.

    Rich, K0PIR

  5. Mike Roberge says:

    any idea on why the HRD logbook frequency will not update when I turn the vfo knob on the radio? I have to switch to the Rig Control screen, then click back to the logbook before the logbook frequency will change.

  6. Billy k1ufo says:

    Rich, I got it to work after messing around with settings. Turns out that the USB Serial Function setting was set to RITTY Decode, when I tried the CI-V setting it connected right away when I started the program.>?

  7. K0PIR says:

    If you are able to click on TEST CAT and TEST PTT in WSJT-X then it will work for you. Your com port is working.

    So there must be a setting in HRD off. Don’y use a Preset in HRD go to the New tab in the connect window and set it up again being careful of com port and speed.

    Also be sure there isn’t anything else connected to that com port. No other Ham programs that could be using that port.

  8. Billy k1ufo says:

    Hi Rich, I downloaded the WSJT-X program and installed it. It seems to connect to the radio. I don’t know much when it comes to digital but seems like it would work.

  9. Billy (K1UFO) says:

    Hi,no I haven’t tried any other program. I will try the one you suggest and see what happens.

  10. Billy (K1UFO) says:

    Hi, thanks for getting back to me. I reloaded the usb driver and now it is in com port 3, but still does not connect to radio.
    I have some screen captures I can send you if that helps, I appreciate you helping me with this.
    I also tried another usb cable…no help.
    Double checked the settings in the radio to match yours…they do.

  11. Billy says:

    Hi Joe, I followed your youtube video on setting up the ic-7300. Upgraded to the latest firmware first, installed the usb driver for it. Started HRD and got the setup screen and all looked good…but when I hit connect it fails to load the frequency. It comes up with a message.

    “ic-7300, com 9, 115200”
    “Failed to read frequency. If using non standard cable may need to select RTS and/or DTR.
    Make sure radio isn’t in memory mode..”.

    Any suggestions? I set the radio up same as the first 7 screen captures on your setup page…

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi Billy,

      Nice to hear from you and thanks for commenting here.

      Use device manager and see if that com port (9) is correct. No need to select RTS or DTR on the connect window.

      Restart PC.

      Rich, K0PIR

  12. K0PIR says:

    Hi Joe,

    In DM780 try using CW (Ky) mode. I’ve heard numerous Hams talk about using it. I’ve used it too, but it’s a little quirky.

    Rich, K0PIR

  13. Joe says:

    Rich, Thanks for the time put into all these videos and tutorials. I spent many hours on the free version without success with CW keying through the USB, then downloaded the trial version with the same results. No CW keying and I followed All your settings. CW RX works fine. Please help.

    The RTS comment one person stated about is true (IF some boxes remain checked) I had to go back and setup the same radio following your steps exactly. (6. nothing checked for CTS, DTR or RTS). Once HRD was rebooted, the radio no longer was stuck in TX.

    My radio control TX does key the radio, just nothing in trying to send CW.

    Cheers,
    Joe, 7J1ADJ

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi Joe nice to hear from you.

      Have a look at this. You will need a CW interface and I am using a very inexpensive USB CW interface right now. It works very well. It connects to the CW jack on the rear of the radio. And with the 7610 that leaves a free CW jack on the front for my iambic key. I love the 7610!

      http://www.k0pir.us/digital-master-780-dm780-cw-send-cw-interface-how-to/

      Rich, K0PIR

      • Joe, 7J1ADJ says:

        Thanks Rich,

        I’m using the IC-7300 and from what I read, I don’t need any other interface for CW keying. I have been asking a lot of questions on facebook and many say it should work but I just can’t find out why mine won’t. Stressed but have not given up. Still looking for a solution.

        v/r

        Joe, 7J1ADJ

  14. K0PIR says:

    Hi Joe,
    Thanks for commenting here and nice to hear from you.

    Yes it can be that way too. If all software settings and radio settings are exactly like mine, your radio will work with a multitude of software programs and there’s no need to change anything in the radio. However, most hams just use one or two software programs, so what you find is what works best for you. If it works, no need to fix it, hi hi!

    I have heard this year, but that just what is advertised in their newsletter. Hopefully soon.

    Thank you so much and I will keep using HRD DM780 and doing more with it. Keep in mind, I have never had RTTY (FSK) work well for me in DM780. It works great in MMTTY though and that’s where I use it.

    Best to you and yours.

    73,
    Rich, K0PIR

  15. Joe Wray says:

    I think the 7300 USB Send/Keying =>USB Send setting should be OFF instead of DTR because when I connect with HRD, Transmit starts automatically. Seems to work OK with DTR OFF. I’m having many problems setting up DM780 and would appreciate more videos/articles on that. Any idea when waterfall is coming to HRD? Thanks, Joe W4FKW

  16. Jay Kaplan says:

    I keep getting a comment too tong message try to send a comment. not sure why.
    Thanks for your website and videos. Own a 7300 and 756proiii.
    Won’t say anymore to see if this message works.

  17. K0PIR says:

    Nice to here from you and thank you for commenting. Yes the SWR is one I pay attention too also.

    In the HRD Rig Control window (top left) I have three meters (bars). ALC, PWR and SWR. I don’t think they are very reliable, but an indicator at the very least. I have not used HRD for remote, yet.

    I have done the ICOM S-Meter Calibration. When I transmit the S Meter (large bar) goes to SWR. I think it is the best to look at for an indication of SWR.

    More to come….

    Thanks and 73,
    Rich, K0PIR

  18. Awesome_Dude says:

    More than a pan adapter, I’d like a meter for SWR. If I am operating remotely, I’d like to make sure the tuner was tuned properly if I changed bands, or depending on the antenna I used.

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